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βαιός , ά, όν,
A.little, small,βαιὰ ποικίλλειν ἐν μακροῖσιν κτεάνωνPi.P. 9.77; “β. νῆσοςA.Pers.448; “μέρος β. ἔχεινId.Ag.1574 (lyr.); ὄλβος prob. in E.Fr.825; “γλῶτταAr.Nu.1013; “μαλλὸς εἰρίωνHerod.8.12; scanty, and of number, few,σῦκα βαιάAnan.3, cf. Hp.Lex1; “βαιά γ᾽ ὡς ἀπὸ πολλῶνA.Pers.1023 (lyr.); β. κύλιξ a scanty cup, i.e. one only, S.Fr.42, Lyc.Fr.3; “ῥάκη β.a few, paltry, S.Ph.274; “εἶπε πρός με βαιάfew words, Id.Aj.292; but “βαιὰν . . λόγων φάμανlow-spoken, Id.Ph.845 (lyr.); ἥσθην δὲ βαιά, πα<*>νυ δὲ βαιά, τέτταρα Ar. Ach.2; ἐχώρει βαιός he was going with scanty escort, i. e. alone, S. OT750; of condition, mean, humble, βαιοί, opp. οἱ μεγάλοι, Id.Aj. 160 (anap.); ἐκ κάρτα βαιῶν γνωτὸς ἂν γένοιτ᾽ ἀνήρ from a low condition, Id.Fr.282; “οὐχὶ βαιὰ τἀνθυμήματαId.OC1199; “βαιᾷ τῇδ᾽ ὑπὸ στέγῃId.Ph.286; of time, short, Sol.10, S.Tr.44; βαιῆς ἄπο from infancy (of a girl), IG14.1892: neut. βαιόν as Adv., a little, S.Aj. 90, Ph.20: of time, Id.OC1653, Tr.335: pl., “βαιά, φρονήσει τύχη μάχεταιDemocr.119; “κατὰ βαιόνby little and little, D.P.622: Comp. βαιότερος, opp. μείζων, Parm.8.45, cf. Opp.C.3.86: Sup. “-ότατοςAP9.438 (Phil.).—Poet., Ion., and later Prose, as Phld.Rh.1.195, 244S., Id.Ir.p.95 W.
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